Last fall, the Harris Center for Conservation Education in Hancock, New Hampsh installed six study plots in the woods near our building as part of SPARCnet, a collaborative research effort aimed at understanding the effects of climate change on woodland salamanders. Each plot consists of 50 small wooden “coverboards” that appeal to woodland amphibians – especially redbacked salamanders (Plethodon cinereus) – as sources of shelter. To learn about this exciting new conservation research initiative, join Brett Amy Thelen for a morning of monitoring our salamander plots. We’ll start at the Harris Center with a brief introduction to redbacked salamander biology and to our study methods, then head into the woods to survey for salamanders. No experience necessary!
Event Details: Saturday, September 30, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Harris Center for Conservation Education in Hancock, NH.